I’ve been tagged by Jasia and asked to reveal five facts about myself that you probably don’t know. Well, here goes:
- I hold a B.S. in Chemistry from the State University of New York and a Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University.
- I’ve taught Archery at summer camps in New York and Vermont.
- While in elementary school, Gregory Maguire and I wrote At Kenter’s Lane and Amberside, unpublished books about the adventures of two brothers living in England. Greg has gone on to become the best-selling author of many books, including Wicked, the book which became the basis for the Broadway musical of the same name.
- My all-time favorite children’s author is Edward Eager who wrote Half Magic, Magic by the Lake, Knight’s Castle, The Time Garden, The Well Wishers, and Magic or Not?
- My blue jeans were on display at the Smithsonian Institution (The National Museum of American History) in Washington, DC from 1995-2006. They are now in storage while the museum undergoes renovation.
The second part of the tagging challenge is to tag five others to reveal five things about themselves. Are George Morgan, Drew Smith, Apple, James Curley, and Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak up to the challenge?